Dons: ‘Don’t underestimate Swinton’, warns Miller

Kyle Kesik has committed himself to the Dons for 2014.
Kyle Kesik has committed himself to the Dons for 2014.

Tony Miller has urged the Dons not to waste their incredible draw at Halifax by slipping up against struggling Swinton Lions on Sunday.

The head coach thinks the Swinton game is a potential banana skin for his side should they fail to approach it in the right manner.

“It’s not beyond us to slip up against Swinton,” Miller told the Free Press.

“They’ve been on a decent run recently with wins against York and a great win over Featherstone.

“We’ve got to continue to play in the manner we have over the last few weeks or we can get caught out.

“Losing on Sunday would undo everything we did at Halifax and that would be a massive injustice to ourselves.”

The Dons fought back from 28-6 down with 25 minutes to go to draw 28-28 at the Shay.

And Miller believes there would have been only one winner had the game gone on much longer.

He said: “We had all the momentum from midway through the second half and Halifax just couldn’t handle that.

“I thought if we got the first try in the second half that we’d win it easily but that didn’t happen.

“But once we started to push back you could always see us at least levelling it.

“Another five minutes and we’d have won.”

Miller believes the Dons are in great shape for the play-offs – should they get there.

He said: “Our form is as good as Featherstone and Sheffield’s right now so I think we’ll do well if we make the top eight.

“It’s not a done deal yet though, there’s four teams playing for three places and it’s very tight. We need to make all the recent hard work count.”

Grant Edwards is set to miss the Swinton game with on on-going back problem.

Kyle Kesik has become the latest player to pledge his future to the club, extending his status as the club’s longest serving player.

Supporters can purchase season tickets at the same price as last season if they buy them this Sunday.

The Dons will hold a special race night on Thursday August 29 at the Trades and Labour Club in the Frenchgate Centre, starting at 7.30pm.